Monthly Archives: August, 2010

Women In Photography: Retrospection By An Indian Woman

Like most other professional fields where women were initially discouraged, the world of photography was also considered a male bastion as women were thought to be too delicate to carry the heavy photography equipment or work with the chemicals required for developing photographs.  Yet, women have invaded this male stronghold, and continue to do so […]

Three Must Read Books For Photographers

“I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.”  Indeed, a very true statement by an unknown author.  Of course, reading good books on photography is the other option.  But how does one choose the right books?  There […]

The Babu Culture Of Kolkata

A walk through the narrow streets of northern Kolkata, especially through the almost ancient and crumbling neighborhoods of Shovabazar, Bagbazar, or old Chitpur, will still give you an insight on the remnants of the baroque “babu culture” of colonial Kolkata. The “babus” (and not to leave out their bibis) were the neo-urban race of high-class, […]